Pet of the Week | Leo

Leo is pet of the week from Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.
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Lee second-grader, Chief for a Day

For the 16th year in a row, the Apple Blossom Festival began with a ceremony in Wenatchee’s Memorial Park to recognize six elementary school students who serve the area’s law enforcement agencies as “Chief for a Day.”
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4-H cares for its adopted barn

For the past seven years the Gone Country 4-H Club has held an annual workday at the NCW Fair sheep and goat barn. The group has adopted the barn and, in addition to other work, the members spend a day each spring cleaning it and getting it ready for the next fair. They also often have a special project that they do in the barn that day to make it a little more functional.
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Wooden trucks give local stamp

There are 6,000 NAPA Auto Parts stores in the U.S., and Waterville Auto Parts is one of these. Yet, Waterville Auto Parts has something very unique that cannot be found in any of the other stores.
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Birders watch snowy owls

The Mansfield area has had some guests from Arctic regions this winter. About four snowy owls have staked out wintering territory about three miles east of Mansfield.
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Cultural fair brings town together

Waterville School’s B.A.D.D. Club (Breaking Addictive and Destructive Decisions) and the Waterville Drug Free Community Coalition sponsored their second annual cultural fair on Feb. 21 at the school.
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Series | Home in Douglas County

This is another in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here. This sixth article is about Jesus Limon of East Wenatchee.
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Nonprofit offers resources for kids

In 2017, a nonprofit called The Brave Warrior Project was formed to serve families in Okanagan, Grant, Chelan and Douglas counties who have children with serious illnesses or disabilities.
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Amateur radio a hobby for youth

Ten-year-old Hans Tonseth of Waterville first developed an interest in amateur radio by participating with his dad Sam Tonseth. “You could talk to people,” Hans Tonseth said of the appeal of the hobby.
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Series | Home in Douglas County

This is the fifth in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here.
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